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Taste on Melrose
Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilovetaste.com
  • Email: info@ilovetaste.com
  • Phone: (323) 852-6888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday 3:00 - 6:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Cathy Halter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Small or Large parties - in house or off site full catering available.

    Please contact: Laurel Valdez P: 323.630.3340
    or email: catering@ilovetaste.com

    You can also get more information and see pictures of our previous events on our Facebook page : ilovetasteEvents

  • Private Party Facilities: For parties of 12 and more, please contact laurel Valdez for details.
    Laurel@ilovetaste.com or P: 323.630.3340
  • Private Party Contact: Laurel Valdez (323) 630-3340
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wine Discovery Mondays with Half off Bottles of Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Cienega Blvd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking also valet parking at $4.50
A word from Taste on Melrose
Taste on Melrose is Melrose Avenue friendliest neighbor, homey yet sophisticated. With its relaxed setting, updated American comfort cuisine and eminently moderate prices, Taste on Melrose offers everything that people are looking for in a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the mids of the swanky stretch of trend setting Melrose Avenue with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenburg. Taste on Melrose is a neighborhood favorite for stylish Angelinos with a preference for elegant surroundings and a comforting, laid-back dining experience. NOW FULL BAR.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything from the service, food and patio dining was very pleasant for lunch. Would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday. We must have stayed 3 hours, they were not in a hurry to kick us out and the service was great. Food was amazing and drinks were the best!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday with friends for our first time at Taste and we were not disappointed but pleasantly surprised! As the "birthday girl" I was treated so special by Taste. I was given a complimentary glass of champaign at the bar upon arrival where my friend waited. The bar tender had already poured me a glass, very classy! All of our food was scrumptious! Your customer service was awesome the moment I entered the door. I loved the unexpected birthday card you gave me; what restaurant does that?! And we thoroughly enjoyed the decadent flour less chocolate cake and ice cream you complimented us with. In conclusion...we will definitely be coming back and will spread the word of the greatTaste on Melrose!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Visiting LA and was looking for a place to eat. We were staying in west Hollyhood and found this restaurant not too far from our hotel. The menu posted on line was different then what they were currently using. Stumbled on this restaurant and was not disappointed at all. This place is a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was decent and the service was good. The place is always packed so I thought I'd give it a try. Defn worth trying but there are so many good places in the area ill prob try other places first before going back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I come to Taste fairly often. It's a good go-to. I took a friend of mine who had never been. We went on a Monday, which is half price on their bottles of wine. We ordered one, only to find out they were out of that bottle. We attempted to select a second bottle, then a third, then a fourth. They were out of each. It was annoying to say the least, especially since I had just talked up this place to my friend. We finally settled on ordering two glasses of wine - unfortunately those were full price. On a plus side, they did comp us on dessert for the inconvenience. The chicken paillard was fine, not incredible. My friend ordered the meatball appetizer. He said it was "okay," though he didn't care for the salsa on top."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food is always good. Love the ambiance. It just a great place to eat and catch up with friends."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Taste on Melrose was everything we wanted on our Saturday Night Date Night. Our server was very friendly, accommodating and made some excellent recommendations. The food was fantastic, the wines were the perfect accomaniment and the room had just the right level of energy without being too loud. Would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "In the heart of Melrose Heights, it's the perfect lunch spot for a business meeting or a break between shopping. The staff is friendly and efficient and the food always comes through!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Celebrated my husband's birthday at Taste. The food and service were both outstanding (the pumpkin ravioli was some of the best I've had!). We've been to Taste a number of times, but for my husband's birthday, both our server and the manager went the extra mile to make sure it was a memorable evening. Kudos, Taste!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had a very nice experience at Taste…I had been there previously, but not with my picky, husband. Taste passed his vigorous inspection and he commented on the way home he would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I used to live in LA and now live in NYC and I dined at Taste at least once a month when I lived in LA. So whenever I visit, I have to have at least one meal at Taste. The food is delicious, the ambiance is perfect, and the staff is very friendly."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I absolutely love Taste. I've been here two times now and the service is impeccable."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I was searching for the perfect place to have lunch - that has a great outdoor (but covered) patio - on a gorgeous day in LA. And Taste was the perfect choice. Wonderful lunch menu with great prices and our server, Chelsea, was a delight!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "great spot for lunch with friends. Tasty and affordable prices. Great service!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had a great time and the food was excellent. Staff was very pleasant."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Taste has always been a good place to go. GREAT Mac n Cheese!!!!! ...but they need to put together some new items on their menu because I am getting bored of the same old stuff :/ The crowd is also changing and not for the good, I didn't realize that the Abbey crowd was relocating here... That's the thing with LA nothing stays good for long until the crowds ruin whatever is left... Hang in there Taste, well we will see..........."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food and service! We go write often and they treat us like family."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My daughter just moved to West Hollywood, so we all decided to try this restaurant in her new neighborhood. Five of us came to dinner, including 2 vegetarians and 1 vegan. The menu is large and varied, and there is something for everyone. Two of us shared the shaved Brussels sprouts salad, which was terrific. The risotto was excellent, as was the goat cheese ravioli (pasta special). Our vegan enjoyed his quinoa salad, and the pasta with seafood was devoured by my husband. We all loved the warm, crusty bread which was served upon request. I can't wait to return and try more items on the exciting menu. My daughter also plans to go back soon for the happy hour with her roommate. No doubt they will be "regulars" in no time!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Taste on Melrose never disappoints. It has great food, with something for everyone on the menu, excellent service & a comfy atmosphere as it is a former cottage that has been transformed into a cool dining space. I have brought many friends here and they always enjoy it. At this meal I had the brussel sprout salad to start, which is a favorite, tangy & crisp. Then had the shrimp and grits, which was perfect as I was wanting comfort food that night. There was a special farm menu that evening and our always server Nina, who is always so sweet and helpful, recommended the gluten-free almond cake. It was light and delicious and the perfect end to the meal."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Very yummy, healthy items on the menu - Each person in our party had something different (everything from a Quinoa Salad to a Burger & Fries) and we were all thrilled with our choices! Delicious food and excellent service, with a New Yorky vibe."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Based solely by on-line reviews, I decided to reserve a table at Taste on Melrose for my birthday brunch. The evening before I opted to change the reservation time and called the restaurant. Easily able to accommodate, which made me happy since Open Table required a credit card hold for the reservation. Later that night, the restaurant called again to confirm reservation. When my group arrived, we were promptly seated in an ideal location. Food was delicious, service was good. No complaints. Everyone in attendance agreed it was a great choice and we would all eat there again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great happy hour drinks and food is delish!! Will definitely be back :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have eaten at taste on several occasions. Food is always exceptional. Tuna Tartar, Filet Mignon and Grill cheese are some of the best dishes there. If you are into seafood, always take advantage of the special if it is fish."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The salted caramel budine dessert was practically ambrosia."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our friend wanted to go to Taste to celebrate his birthday & we had a great experience. The food was excellent and the service was good. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "My wife and I love Taste. The menu is neither large nor overwhelming but offers delicious options for everyone. In my opinion, there's nothing better than their cumin spiced pork chop and truffle oil mac and cheese. Mmmm. Keep it up Taste ... we'll be back shortly."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I was there with two out of town guests and it was a great choice. All three dishes were tasty/delicious (the plates were clean). Waitress was attentive and made good suggestions. Cocktails ordered w/the dinner were pretty good as well."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I love this restaurant it's always consistent always good the service is wonderful and it's not overpriced"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Taste is a total neighborhood gem. I've been twice in the last week. The tuna tataki and kobe meatball pasta are my favorites. The food and service are consistent."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I've been going to Tatse for many years and have always loved the vibe, food and friendly staff!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Taste on Melrose. The previous lunch was marred by the very noisy table near us. This time it was pretty quiet. We ordered from the DIne Out LA lunch menu. BIG MISTAKE. The $20 per person 2-course meal was overpriced for the food we received. The albacore tataki sandwich was unseasoned (very bland). There was a very small amount of spicy aioli on the plate. The Mediterranean salad consisted of mostly chopped romaine. It was also tasteless. The crispy lobster mac and cheese didn't seem to have a hint of lobster. This meal was not a good value. We will not be returning for a "third time is the charm." Too bad, because it's a charming place in a good location."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Whenever I'm in the area, I love to eat at this restaurant. It has a great casual vibe without being too casual. The servers are always extra friendly and attentive and the menu is full of fantastic foodie items. This visit I had the grilled artichokes and couldn't believe how incredibly good they were and the dipping sauce was fantastic. I also had their steak which is normally very good but this time it was overcooked, although still good. If you order, make sure you check it's "doneness" so they can redo. Also, I forgot that this restaurant likes to mash their potatoes with wasabi so watch out - they don't mention it so it will catch you by surprise. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Food, service, ambiance...terrific. We tried the dineLA menu offering and it was delicious, unique, and enjoyable all around. Glad to have found this gem through restaurant week. Easy street parking, nice covered outdoor patio dining area, and cozy interior dining."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The service was exceptional. The food was great as always. It was my partners birthday dinner and I had request a special dessert be presented with a candle when I book reservations online. It was overlooked and I casually mentioned it to our server. She was very apologetic. We then were surprised with a free second desert, two glasses of champinge and she gave the birthday boy a restaurant gift card. We were blown away! I also celebrated my birthday there in early november and had such a great time I thought it perfect to celebrate his there too. i can’t say more about this place!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We have dined here several times. Food and Service is always great. We love the grilled romaine. Salmon was excellent, GF pasta Pomadoro terrific."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Taste lived up to its name. The food, the environment, and the feel were all quite appetizing. We weren't knocked over by Taste but we weren't disappointed either. Far from it. The items were original and well prepared. I'd go back and try a few different things to get the full experience. Worth a visit."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I have dined at Taste on Melrose for several years now. Each time for a very special occasion. And each time I have been very satisfied and feel very lucky to know this restaurant is in existence and accessible to me."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I invited my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday this past weekend at Taste. I was greeted with a birthday card with the brunch menu! (So thoughtful) The brunch menu offered a variety of breakfast, lunch selections. I chose Taste because I've heard great reviews on their White truffle oil & wild mushroom mac N cheese! So we ordered it and it was so rich and decadent! The truffle oil wasnt overpowering the dish, it was perfect! I ordered the Short Rib grilled cheese sandwich and it was delicious! It was only right to have unlimited mimosa (15$) to celebrate my bornday! Thank you Taste, it was a great experience and I cant wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Everything on the menu looked delicious. I had a hard time deciding on one thing. I ended up going with the Kobe meatballs and was very happy with my first selection from Taste. We also had the brussel sprouts and chocolate brioche bread pudding both were excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014